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Tutorial: Springy Rings

Apr
12th
2010

I’m sure these tutorials of mine are all starting to look the same. That’s because they are.  Haha, enjoy.

Supplies

  • 2 colors of coordinating fabric (or not. That’s just what I did.)
  • Ring with glue pad*
  • Beads for embellishing (I used some from a broken necklace)
  • Scissors
  • Needle & Thread
  • A lighter (for singeing the edges of your fabric)
  • Hot glue gun/craft glue/super glue/whatever kind of glue you happen to have

* I ordered a bunch of these little rings from an Etsy shop called The Perfect Bead. I haven’t spent much time looking around town in craft stores because I’m lazy and like to do most of my shopping online, from the comfort of my couch, while consuming some sort of ice cream… but I’m sure you can find them if you venture out into the world.

Instructions

I chose two coordinating fabrics in peachy/pink shades. One was a more matte material while the other was more of an organza type (shimmery and see-through). You can really use whatever color or type of material you like, but I’d suggest it be pretty lightweight.

Cut 5 circles from the first fabric, varying from 1 inch in diameter down to about 3/4 inch. Cut 3 circles from the second fabric in the the same varying sizes. Being exact really doesn’t matter in this step, so don’t stress yourself out trying to make perfect circles.

Use your lighter to singe the edges of each circle. This makes the fabric curl up and look more like flower petals. (I explain how to do this in more detail here.)

Stack your “petals”, alternating between the two types of fabric, with the largest circles on the bottom and the smallest on the top.

Run your needle and thread through the center of the stack to secure. If you’re not comfortable with using a needle and thread, you can use small dabs of glue to hold the petals in place.

Stitch or glue beads, pearls, rhinestones, or anything else you have onto the center of your flower.

Glue the back of the flower to the little pad on the ring and you’re finished!

These little rings make great gifts for birthdays, bridesmaids, or even Mother’s Day. Have fun with it!